Free Waffle Stitch Dishcloth, Beginner-friendly Knit Pattern
by Janice Jones |Published 11-13-2022
Here another simple beginner stitch that creates a fabric with bumps that looks like tasty waffles. What better for a dishcloth? What do you think? You might mistake this for a rib stitch because it involves making a pattern of knit and crochet stitches.
This is the perfect stitch pattern for a dishcloth or facecloth.
This stitch lies flat, so you won't need to worry about creating a border around it. But if you love borders, a four row/four stitch garter stitch border is easy to do and will enhance the look.
If you would prefer to knit a sample first, I'll provide the instructions for a small swatch. That way you will know if this is the stitch pattern, you want to use to create one or more dishcloths, a great gift for holiday giving.
CO a multiple of 3 +1
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: *P1, k2; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 3: Knit all stitches
Row 4: Purl all stitches
Repeat those 4 rows to the length that you desire! These four rows complete the waffle pattern.
Ready to make one or more Dishcloths? Let's do it.
* * Repeat from
st = stitch
All instructions are in U.S. terms.
CO 37 sts. (3 + 1)
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p2; rep from * to last st. K1.
Row 2: *P1, k2; rep from * to last st. P1.
Row 3: Knit all stitches.
Row 4: Purl all stitches.
Repeat rows 1 through 4 until piece measures
Repeat rows 5 to 8 for pattern.